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Are You Sick and Tired of Hearing, “Just Let it Go?”

March 23, 2020 Before I get into today’s Seedlings—Are You Sick and Tired of Hearing, “Just Let it Go?”—I acknowledge that we are in what is one of the most challenging times of our lives. We are all first responders. We must be vigilant in taking care of ourselves so… Read more

How Do We Know When We Have Become Wise?

March 8, 2020 We will know we have become wise when we’ve learned to sit on the edge. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. It is the combination of the first two that allow for the third. Experience is a given with the passage of… Read more

Life is More than the Designer Moments

February 16, 2020 Life is more than the designer moments If we treat each moment as an end in itself. We like movies that reflect designer moments. The hero, though smaller, wins the fight with the proverbial Goliath and rescues the heroin seconds before she will fall off a cliff.… Read more

Parenting Isn’t for Sissies

February 2, 2020 If you want to know who you are, have a kid or two. The point of this post is to say that if you are a parent still in the process of supporting your kid(s) into adulthood, or looking back at how it was, I suspect it… Read more

What’s Your “Go-to-Place?”

January 19, 2020 Our “go-to-place” is where we go when we’ve reached our limit. We all have a breaking point — that place where life throws a bit too much, and we believe we can’t handle one more thing. Just like a computer program, it’s an emotional default where we… Read more

We Must Learn How to Ask Expansive Questions

January 5, 2020 The idea of skillful questioning compliments my never-ending quest to become a better listener. Sometimes a question is more than just a question — when it’s an expression of authentic curiosity, kindness or genuine concern, it becomes more. Expansive questions have the power to heal and bring us together.… Read more

A Rich Life Is Not Just a Matter of Chance

December 22, 2019 “We are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time.” At least that’s what Jim Rohn, a well-known motivational speaker, thinks. And I agree. Who and what we surround ourselves with will play a huge role in the degree of our happiness.… Read more

Hearts Don’t Just Break…They Break Open

December 8, 2019 Hearts grow too big to hold what’s inside, so they open. The only way to get at the good stuff is to let our hearts break open. Having experienced a broken-open heart more than once, I speak with confidence. Hearts break open with joy as well as… Read more

A Better Way to Be With Family on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2019 You just received a Seedlings this past Sunday, but I wanted to touch base again and offer some thoughts for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Please go here to read more. Have a peaceful and rich Thanksgiving, however you choose to celebrate it. Much love, Read more

About Love, and How to Make it Less Confusing

November 24, 2019 “Love, what life is all about.” — Leo Buscaglia In the United States, unlike some other countries like Poland — where they have different words for loving people, vs food, vs objects — we use the word “love” for everything from how we feel about our romantic partner,… Read more